Biden opens door to court-packing if Barrett confirmation is rushed

Joe Biden says he IS open to court-packing despite not being a 'fan' - and will tell voters his final position before election day once he sees what happens to Amy Coney Barrett Democratic nominee Joe Biden opened the door to expanding the number of justices on the Supreme Court  Biden told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos that he has 'not been a fan of court-packing'  But he said he would give voters his final position on the matter before the November 3 presidential election  Biden said he's been reluctant to answer the question because it would put the focus on him and not what the Republicans are doing  'This is the thing the president loves to do, always take our eye off the ball,' Biden said  The former vice president said his answer is tied to how Republicans handle the rest of Judge Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation to the Supreme Court  

By Nikki Schwab, Senior U.s. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com

Published: 02:24 BST, 16 October 2020 | Updated: 02:52 BST, 16 October 2020

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Democratic nominee Joe Biden opened the door to expanding the number of justices on the Supreme Court, depending on how the rest of Judge Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation process is handled. 

'I have not been a fan of court-packing because it generates, whoever wins it just keeps moving in a way that is inconsistent with what is going to be manageable,' Biden said Thursday night at an ABC News townhall. 

But with prodding from George Stephanopoulos, Biden said it would be something he'd consider though it 'depends on how this turns out,' telling the ABC News anchor he would announce a clear position by the November 3 presidential election.  

Democratic nominee Joe Biden (left) was asked by a Pennsylvania voter Thursday night about court-packing and explained that while he's 'not a fan' he could be open to it if Judge Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation gets rushed

Democratic nominee Joe Biden (left) was asked by a Pennsylvania voter Thursday night about court-packing and explained that while he's 'not a fan' he could be open to it if

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